Your brain doesn′t come with a user guide. Billions of people spend their lives scurrying around, all revved up, trying to get somewhere, but don′t have a clue about the engine under their bonnet, its profound capabilities or how best to use it.
Get more out of the brain you′ve got
Most people take their brain for granted, some even forget it exists. Others spend hours down the gym working away on the body work, but few realize that with a basic understanding and a small amount of care, how much more they can get out of their mind.
With the help of TV′s neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and motivational business speaker Adrian Webster, you can learn how to:
- Boost your performance in life and work
- Manage stress
- Make better decisions
- Remember more for longer
- Become more creative
Grounded in scientific research yet packed with practical tips relevant to you, Sort Your Brain Out will help you get a better understanding of how your brain works and explore ways of achieving more out of it.
By training, adapting and exercising your brain you will perform at your very best.
"Distils a century of modern neuroscience into a remarkably fast–flowing and easy–to–read synthesis that describes what our brains do and how we can get the most out of them"
Professor Karl Friston FRS, Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London
"Accessible, thought–provoking and full of useful, easy–to–follow tips about improving your everyday life through a better understanding of the brain"
Killian Fox, writer for the Observer and other publications
What this book is all about ix
Your Amazing Brain The wonder between your ears 7
Flying Start Five quick tips to get more out of your brain 15
Old Dogs, New Tricks It s never too late to change 21
Cyber Heads Who s the boss, you or technology? 35
Gone Fishing (for Great Ideas) Are you receiving, over? 55
Perception Is Everything Mind the gap 73
To Do or Not To Do Making better decisions 91
Food for Thought Gastronomic impact for better or for worse 111
All Aboard the Stress Express! Making sure you re in the driving seat 129
Smart Drugs Understanding your chemical assistants 145
Hold On To Your Marbles Keeping senility at bay 165
What Next? Your brain, your call 185
About the Authors 199
Dr Jack Lewis is a brain scientist, television presenter, speaker, trainer, writer and consultant in nuroforming. He has a doctorate in neuroscience and published academic research in Journals. He is also a science television broadcaster for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery Science and National Geographic.
Adrian Webster is a keynote motivational speaker and author of Capstone′s Polar Bear Pirates books which inspire and motivate optimum performance. He has an extraordinary ability to engage and inspire others to achieve success. Adrian is one of the most popular motivational speakers in Europe and has followed the footsteps of Sir Richard Branson, Kofi Annan Sir Ranulph Fiennes by addressing business leaders at the Swiss Economic Forum.